April 2015

  1. Pumping up a new business

    Lee Silverstone flexes his entrepreneurial muscles with workout tracking tool.

  2. Highlighting outstanding alumni

    Get to know the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence.

  3. The Tao of Lasers

    Tao Zhu found a new way to squeeze lasers to an ultra-narrow linewidth. The roots of his work began at uOttawa with Professor Xiaoyi Bao, a Canada Research Chair in Fibre Optics and Photonics.

  4. Power of the press

    From hot dog wars to a life-saving campaign to install a traffic light on Laurier Avenue, student newspaper The Fulcrum has covered it all. Former contributors will swap scoops at a party celebrating its 75th Volume next month.

  5. Questions of choice

    Alumna Megan Cotnam-Kappel’s determination to study in French while growing up in small-town Ontario informed her doctoral research on why kids choose minority-language schools.

  6. Globetrotting lawyer

    Jean-Christophe Martel (LL.L., JD ʼ10) honed award-winning debating skills throughout his education on both sides of the Atlantic, including his time at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Today, he puts them to good use as an associate at one of New York’s top law firms.

  7. Talking points

    A keynote speech by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World is Flat, will be a highlight of the 2015 Alumni Week next month. Many other lectures will also focus on the themes of freedom, security, terror and democracy in this digital age.

  8. Women of influence

    Could the 2015 federal election see more women elected as MPs? Three uOttawa alumnae, of very different political stripes, certainly hope so.

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